The world�??s top 10 most unique and endangered birds - in pictures

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on April 11, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London and Yale University have assessed the world’s 9,993 bird species according to their evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk to produce a list of the world’s 100 most unique and endangered birds. Here are the top 10. The most endagered 100 are listed below the pictures.

1. Giant Ibis

 

2. new Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar

3. California Condor

4. Kakapo from New Zealand

5. Kagu from New Caledonia

6. Bengal Florican

7. Forest Owlet from Central India

8. Philippine Eagle

9. Christmas Island Frigate Bird

 

10. Sumatran Ground Cuckoo

 

  1. Giant Ibis
  2. New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar
  3. California Condor
  4. Kakapo
  5. Kagu
  6. Bengal Florican
  7. Forest Owlet
  8. Philippine Eagle
  9. Christmas Island Frigatebird
  10. Sumatran Ground-cuckoo
  11. Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  12. Northern Bald Ibis
  13. Plains-wanderer
  14. New Zealand Storm-petrel
  15. Hooded Grebe
  16. White-shouldered Ibis
  17. Maleo
  18. Black-hooded Coucal
  19. Madagascar Serpent-eagle
  20. Dwarf Olive Ibis
  21. Rufous Scrub-bird
  22. Noisy Scrub-bird
  23. Junin Grebe
  24. White-collared Kite
  25. Congo Bay-owl
  26. White-eyed River-martin
  27. Red-headed Vulture
  28. Secretarybird
  29. Peruvian Diving-petrel
  30. Egyptian Vulture
  31. St Helena Plover
  32. Australian Painted Snipe
  33. Cuban Kite
  34. Tooth-billed Pigeon
  35. Nahan's Francolin
  36. Sulu Hornbill
  37. Shoebill
  38. Purple-winged Ground-dove
  39. Asian Crested Ibis
  40. Sangihe Shrike-thrush
  41. Jerdon's Courser
  42. Lesser Florican
  43. Kokako
  44. Rufous-headed Hornbill
  45. Masked Finfoot
  46. Bahia Tapaculo
  47. Waved Albatross
  48. Stresemann's Bristlefront
  49. Sociable Lapwing
  50. Eskimo Curlew
  51. Slender-billed Curlew
  52. Bannerman's Turaco
  53. Ashy Storm-petrel
  54. Siberian Crane
  55. White-throated Storm-petrel
  56. Juan Fernandez Firecrown
  57. Dark-winged Trumpeter
  58. Uluguru Bush-shrike
  59. Polynesian Ground-dove
  60. Sichuan Jay
  61. Mountain Serpent-eagle
  62. Sulu Bleeding-heart
  63. Zapata Rail
  64. Mindoro Bleeding-heart
  65. Kaka
  66. Negros Bleeding-heart
  67. Black Stilt
  68. Makira Moorhen
  69. Great Indian Bustard
  70. Abbott's Booby
  71. Kittlitz's Murrelet
  72. Titicaca Grebe
  73. Greater Adjutant
  74. Western Bristlebird
  75. Eastern Bristlebird
  76. Shore Plover
  77. Udzungwa Forest-partridge
  78. Madagascar Fish-eagle
  79. White-bellied Heron
  80. Subdesert Mesite
  81. Long-whiskered Owlet
  82. Philippine Cockatoo
  83. Spix's Macaw
  84. South Island Wren
  85. Crow Honeyeater
  86. Northern Brown Kiwi
  87. Banded Ground-cuckoo
  88. Flores Hawk-eagle
  89. Tachira Antpitta
  90. Beck's Petrel
  91. Cebu Flowerpecker
  92. Blue-eyed Ground-dove
  93. Javan Trogon
  94. Pulitzer's Longbill
  95. Alagoas Antwren
  96. Pernambuco Pygmy-owl
  97. Jamaica Petrel
  98. Grenada Dove
  99. Wood Snipe
  100. Rio de Janeiro Antwren



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